I Like The Jordan Lynch Sigining..............

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  1. MPbears68

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    I agree, Grizz. Hard not to live this kid's enthusiasm and athletic ability but reality check this isn't NIU anymore for him. There's multiple ways you could see him contributing (RB, maybe S, returner, emergency QB, etc.) but a redshirt year on the practice squad first sounds like the ticket most likely.

    The team isn't going to keep 5 RBs (incl a FB) so he'd have to beat out Ford there for a spot. To stick as a reserve S/return man he's gonna need time to learn a new position. Even as a RB, which seems like an easier transition, he's gonna have to learn blitz pickups and receiving. We are probably looking at 2015 for him.
     
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    Due to the pedestrian performance from Bush last year, Ford didn't get many snaps or looks at all. I was in the minority pre draft thinking that HH wasn't as high on Ford as some thought, this draft kinda reinforced that.


    Yep I think thats about his one and only chance. To show enough to beat out Ford. I just don't see many possibilities for him outside of that. Unless Palmer and Fales look absolutely horrible, I think RB3 is his best shot.
     
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    Another interesting concept would be Lynch coupled with O'Donnell on ST's, especially punting. Could give the opposition fits for sure.
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    I've got it all figured out...

    Fake punt..Snap to Lynch...Who runs a midline option with our fullback of a punter.

    NOW I know what Emery was thinking....Oh yeah, and then he goes out there to play safety.
     
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    It's fun to romantacize about the possibilities. But unless they really do have some secret offense built around him for gimmick plays, the reality is that he will most likely be cut and then signed to the practice squad this year. I can't see them being comfortable with having their #3 RB as a guy who has never played the position.
     
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    I like this signing ALOT.

    With his character (willing to play where ever the Bears want him to) his obvious physical abilities, his versatility, and the fact that he's playing for his hometown team, he is a beloved cult hero in the making.
     
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    Not exactly. I'm saying that some teams saw him as a SS as opposed to a QB. The Bears have declared him a RB but I believe they'll try to take advantage of his unique skill set by designing specific plays around it.

    When I posted that it was in response to "zona's" post about it all. What I was trying to point out is that this kid isn't built at all like your typical QB. He's kind of stock and very powerful for his size.
     
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    It is going to be hard to give him a 53 man roster spot with the 1-2 running backs already pretty etched in stone. Maybe as RB3 but I see it as a long shot.
     
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    I bet he beats out Michael Ford as 3rd RB based on his versatility alone.
     
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    Maybe a little clarification is needed here because there are some misinterpretations of what this signing is or isn't.

    1) He's not going to be competing at QB. We have four already.

    2) He's not currently competing for a SS spot. He'll be used on offense.

    3) He's only 6' tall and 217lbs so they aren't gonna try him at TE either.

    The guy is a terrific runner. He's has very good vision and instincts as a runner, he's got very quick feet and great short area burst (best 3 cone time by a RB in over a decade) and he's very powerful for his size. They intend to use him as a RB and/or a special situations player on offense, not defense or at least that's the current plan.

    He'll compete with Carey and Ford for a backup RB position and as a STeams guy. I think we can safely assume that Carey will make the team so as it stands Lynch's main competition will be Ford for the #3 RB spot. If he plays well on STeams it's also possible they'll keep both Lynch and Ford. Having Lynch active each game precludes the need for a #3 QB to also be active for no other reason than to hold a clip board. Lynch can be the emergency 3rd QB.

    The guy was a very productive offensive player at NIU and finished third in the Heisman voting. To not try to find a niche for him on the offense would be foolish but at least one key to his making the team is his ability to play on coverage and return teams. The #3 RB has to play STeams.
     

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